Germany to host 8-player, 32-match exhibition tennis event without fans starting 1 May: Report
Germany's Rhineland-Palatinate is set to host an exhibition event without the presence of fans from 1 May as the professional tennis season remains shut due to the novel coronavirus
The German state of Rhineland-Palatinate is set to host an exhibition event without the presence of fans from 1 May as the professional tennis season remains shut due to the novel coronavirus, according to The Telegraph newspaper.
Professional tennis came to a halt in March after countries started closing borders and imposed lockdown to contain the spread of the virus, and all events are currently suspended till at least mid-July.
The event will be an eight-man field contesting a total of 32 matches over four days on indoor clay at the Base Tennis Academy near the small town of Hoehr-Grenzhausen.
The content of the event will be broadcast by the Tennis Channel while scores will be streamed for betting through data company Sportradar.
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